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Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera

October 20, 2014  | 

VIDEO: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera

Arrested for drunk driving, an Albuquerque woman tried to flip the script on an Albuquerque Police officer, accusing him of sexual assault. Cops say when 23-year-old Deanna Griego was placed under arrest for DWI she tried to hatch a false sexual assault accusation against the cop who arrested her.

The officer was wearing a lapel cam and the video contradicted her claims, KOB 4 reports.

APD says a sex crimes sergeant and detective conducted a full investigation and cleared Officer Frazier of the allegations.

APD union president Stephanie Lopez released this statement about the incident:

"The desire to frame officers for wrongdoing is a growing issue facing officers every day. We believe that the public should be held accountable for filing false reports against police officers. These incidents can be very damaging to an officer's career, so we hope that this individual and others face appropriate consequences for their malicious actions."

So far, Griego is not facing any additional charges for making the claim, but APD spokesman Tanner Tixier says it's not out of the question.

Comments (17)

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PDGuy @ 10/20/2014 5:52 PM

Why is she not facing charges? People will continue to make false accusations if they are not charged for doing so. Even though the officer was innocent, I'm sure he went through a lot of anguish and worry over this. Charge the woman!

Tom Ret @ 10/20/2014 6:34 PM

Charge her and publicize it.

Punisher @ 10/20/2014 6:51 PM

Charge that whore.

Jason @ 10/20/2014 6:59 PM

People are all about the cameras catching Police misconduct, this kind of thing happens more often than Officers behaving badly.

TheRookie @ 10/20/2014 7:58 PM

The Prosecutor should send a strong message to the public there. Depending on state law(s) they should file; False Reporting, Hindering Prosecution, Obstruction of Justice, & anything else that could be stacked.
Also, The Officer should file a defamation lawsuit just to make a point & have the entire bogus I.A. Investigation destroyed.

Nightstalker @ 10/20/2014 8:24 PM

Come on guys shes on P.M.S. as she cant help it as alot of woman are like this as shes looking for a easy payday.

Ironteeth @ 10/20/2014 9:28 PM

I wonder is she is related to the serial rapist, Toby Griego? Who was from that area.

James @ 10/21/2014 4:58 AM

Biblical law, if one bears false witness of a crime that didn't happen the false accuser now faces the same punishment to one they falsely accused. I see this as the ONLY just punishment and should be mandatory. This happened in 2002 to me and I went through two years of hell and still to this day never recovered from this horrific accusation proven false after two years, it has destroyed my health, destroyed my financially, lost family over this, lost friends and despite being cleared, people refuse to believe a mountain of evidence that cleared me and the false witnesses own admission they lied for revenge against me. For some if you are accused you must be guilty no matter if the witness admits they made it up. Even my hypocritical fake Christian Father turned on me over this knowing I would never do that, and knowing all the facts. I think shame is why they still stay away, knowing at some point they will have to admit they were wrong from taking the side if scum.

Frank Asis @ 10/21/2014 5:21 AM

There should be stiffer penalties for slander especially against Police Officers make an example of this POS freeloader.

132&Bush @ 10/21/2014 6:47 PM

Easy, have APD officers refuse to wear cameras if they don't prosecute her.

Retired Chief @ 10/21/2014 9:04 PM

Come on APD you have a dual responsibility. One, to protect the public and two TO PROTECT THE REPUTATION OF INNOCENT OFFICERS. She should be charged just as you would have charged the officer if he were wrong. Justice goes both ways not just in the politically correct way. Earn your stars Chief and demand action by the prosecutor.

Greg @ 10/23/2014 6:12 AM

If you punished women from making false rape charges...the real victims might be less willing to report rape. What a load of crap excuse that is. How many men are destroyed by these claims of attacks. When even a convicted whore can accuse an entire lacrosse team and cost the innocent males a million dollars to protect themselves...truly evil and male hatred.

Yep, if they make a false claim of rape is made, the woman should have to face the same prison sentence the innocent male would have to serve. Might keep some of these evil psychos that being female isn't sufficient any more to get away with everything.

James Oeming @ 10/25/2014 12:04 PM

There should be a false accuser registry. That is a vicious assault. She should do hard time.

James Oeming @ 10/25/2014 12:06 PM

There should be a registry for false rape accusers. This was a vicious assault. She should do hard time.

Hunter @ 10/30/2014 3:13 PM

She should absolutely be charged. This behavior will never cease without repercussions.

TC @ 11/23/2014 6:11 PM

You get what you incent. If there are no consequences for making up sexual assult, etc. stories about officers, then you can be sure that there will be even more of them.

I don't get it. Why do they allow people to get away with it? It's not a harmless game.

TD @ 12/4/2014 9:03 AM

it's already a crime to file a false police report. There ARE consequences and she'll probably see them.

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